Art stations fundation - by Grażyna Kulczyk


21.10.2017
20:00
DOCK 11
Ania Nowak DON’T GO FOR SECOND BEST, BABY! DISC 1 ON TOUR: BERLIN

concept and choreography
Ania Nowak

dance and artistic collaboration
Julek Kreutzer, Julia Plawgo

dramaturgy consultation
Mateusz Szymanówka,
Julia Rodriguez,
Siegmar Zacharias

costume design
Melanie Jame Wolf

artistic coaching
Bush Hartshorn

with support
Adam Mickiewicz Institute

thanks to
HZT Berlin

premiere 10 grudnia 2016, Studio Słodownia +3

teaser © Ośko / Bogunia

Don’t Go For Second Best, Baby! is a choreography of support and emergence.

Backup dancing is about bodies in movement practicing being in relation to the center, do each other and to choreography understood as a shared, spontaneous plan. This dance is made collectively out of many intersecting monologues. Backup dancers generate movement of support on an empty stage as a clear center they could refer to is missing. What does it mean to take care of somebody else’s dance? Or to be with someone through dance?
This dance approaches improvisation as a strategy of resistance against the politics of command and hierarchies. The bodies moving in the background insist on dance’s ability to create formats of being and thinking which don’t have to stay on the periphery.